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Skype 5 for Mac Exits Beta, Group Video Calling Now Premium Feature





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As reported, Skype 5 has recently exited the beta stage that began in November 2010. Company made some improvements in the program, having reduced the size of the application window.

We've reduced the minimum window size, so that those of you who prefer to keep Skype to one side of your screen, for example, can do that more easily. We've also tightened up the contact list, so that you can see 30% more contacts at once. We've reduced the amount of whitespace in the sidebar too.

Other changes include the return of full-screen mode for video calls and easier access to chatting functions during calls. But the most important change is availability of group video calling to Skype's premium package for $4.99 per day or $8.99 per month. Free during the beta testing period the option was free.

You may download Skype 5 from here




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, January 28th, 2011. 15:56

10 Billionth App Winner Hung Up On Apple



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Gail Davis won the Apple’s 10 billionth app countdown. But her reaction was a little surprising. Then Apple called her to say that she had won a $10, 000 iTunes Gift Card, she just hung up the phone. As she explained she thought that it was a prank call. But thankfully Apple’s employee recalled her, so, the happy winner was able to claim her prize. The 10billionth application became a free game Paper Glider which was downloaded by Davis' daughters.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011. 15:22

New Cydia Feature: Theme Center



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Jay Freeman (better known as Saurik) has reported that he added a new feature to Cydia, the jailbreak application store. “Cydia Theme Center” provides easer search of for Retina and non-Retina themes. Right now, you will find a selection of free and paid themes popular in Cydia, as well as themes selected by the employees of MacCiti and ModMyi. Soon Cydia user also will be able to vote their favorites into Theme Center. Freeman has predicted that the feature would be really popular. After release of Theme Center he posted to Twitter: The second feature to use my Whole Package Index, the “Cydia Theme Center”, went up an hour ago, and 15,000 people have already tried it! ;P




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, January 24th, 2011. 15:52

iPad 2 May Get a Proximity Sensor



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This week another blog about iPhones called blogdoiphone.com found a mention of a proximity sensor in the beta-version of iOS 4.3. Its developer build includes two strings entitled "PAD_CASE_LOCK_FOOTER" and "PAD_CASE_LOCK".

Both of them were found in the Settings application for the iPad. They allow user to enable or disable a new feature, which is described in description:

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New "Google Places" Application for iOS Devices is Launched



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Google the new version of application called Google Places. It lets iPhones and iPads users to look for new places and review visited ones.

Google Places allows to look for locations and places nearby and mark visited places by posting individual ratings and reviews. There are default lists of places located nearby, but there is an option to customize this list by adding favorite places found with the help of Google Places. Google Places also provides “Hotspot” rating and review system in order to give an opportunity to rate favorite shop, restaurant or a night club via an iPhone.


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Apple forbids newspapers to allow free iPad access for print subscribers



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This Friday Dutch website called deVolkskrant published a report, where it was revealed that Apple will soon bring in new rules for publishers. According to it they won't be able to offer free access via iPad for their paid print subscribers anymore. The changes will be made because in this way publishers currently avoid to pay Apple a 30% cut for an access through its device.

Another Dutch site nrc.nl also revealed the date when all the new restrictions will take effect - it will be after April 1.

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Saturday, January 15th, 2011. 3:34

Kayak: One of the Best Travel Apps for iPhone



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There exists a vast diversity of different pro travel online resources where a traveler can search for hotel listings and reviews in a certain area, flights in different airports and car rentals info along with other useful tips. However if you intend to get such data in the quickest way via your iPhone you are advised to appeal to Kayak for iPhone application. Its latest version features totally new and redesigned interface (the previous tile-like design was not very appreciated by users) with the innovative quick search system making it easier to build your travel plans.


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The Latest Version 1.3 of Flickr For iPhone App Was Released



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Many users of the  popular and visited photo sharing/hosting and social network concept based Web resource – Flickr – have already enjoyed the special iPhone application which was released earlier and that is why will definitely estimate its latest version 1.3 which was launched few days ago.


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A Freezing Cold Winter, An Exploded iPhone



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A Norwegian woman was driving her car, with the iPhone plugged in the stereo playing some music when suddenly, her iPhone explodes. The glass shattered, the iPhone broken on its back. Of course, she took the iPhone to the nearest Apple Store but the assistant said that they couldn’t repair it under Apple’s policies because an iPhone wasn’t meant to be working under such temperatures. Apple does not replace a device if it has been used under normal conditions. But freezing is normal in some countries.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, January 14th, 2011. 15:35

Apps from Mac App Store were cracked hours after its launch



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In a few hours after Apple opened its Mac App Store ‘pirates’ found the way to install and run paid apps for free.

According to John Gruber’s blog Daring Fireball, the vulnerability appears to be in those apps that do not follow app validation advice given by Apple.

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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.6 and Launches Mac App Store



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Apple today has opened the Mac App Store with over 1,000 apps available at launch and released update Mac OS X 10.6.6 for Snow Leopard bringing the new Mac App Store via Software Update.

The Mac App Store, is a new application users will find in the Dock, and it includes the following features:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, January 6th, 2011. 22:58

Mac App Store Reportedly Set to Launch Today



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According to The Loop, Apple is planning to launch the Mac App Store at 12:00 pm (noon) ET on Thursday. That puts it at about 9:00 am PT where Apple is headquartered in Cupertino, California. The Mac App Store lets you browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, view staff favorites, search categories and read customer ratings and reviews. You can purchase, download and install apps in just one click and start using them immediately like on the App Store. The Mac App Store will be available to Mac OS X Snow Leopard users as a free download through Software Update. Purchased apps can run on all of your personal Macs and updates are delivered directly through the Mac App Store.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, January 6th, 2011. 18:06

Biggest iPhone on Earth



London travelers have a reason to smile. At the St. Pancras International Train Station, visitors are being greeted by a huge iPhone display.

It is called the “Biggest iPhone on Earth” since the display is actually made of 56 iPads. It advertises the new game, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. The first people who saw the gigantic iPhone were given free iPads, which surely made traveling better for those people.


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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010. 22:50

Free Lonely Planet City Guide for iPhone



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Some Lonely Planet City Guides for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are free until December 23. This is a $6 price drop and free is the lowest possible price, so hurry up.

Guides' features include offline maps, location-based navigation, points of interest, image galleries, and editorial content.

Here are the links to free guides:


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Apple released free developer books for iBooks users



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Apple has recently released six books of Apple Developer Publications series for free. They can be easily found in the iBookstore by typing "apple developer publications" in the search field. The books have been available for free download for a while on Apple's site for developers as PDF-files, but now they have been converted to epub format for even more comfortable reading.

Here is a list of these books:

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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, December 20th, 2010. 2:51